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A newborn resuscitation session at Lacor Hospital, Gulu District, Uganda. The ASSIST Project provided similar mentorships to lower health center service providers including enrolled midwives and nurses on newborn resuscitation.
May 8, 2019

Most maternal and newborn deaths happen during labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period. Why? Primarily due to three reasons: delays in seeking appropriate care, an inability to access such care in a timely manner, and inconsistencies in quality of care. However, a targeted quality...

Ministry of Health officials from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, and St Vincent and the Grenadines brainstorm how to integrate the ZiCaMas tool into their sustainability plans
May 3, 2019

Representatives from USAID-funded projects, Ministries of Health, UNICEF, PAHO, Save the Children, and NGOs from 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries gathered in Panama City April 24-26 for the USAID Care and Support for Infants, Mothers, and Families affected by Zika Conference. At the...

Psychosocial counselor Doreen from the AIDS Support Organization Health Center in Jinja, Eastern Uganda visits Moses. Photo credit: Louisa K. Nakitende, USAID RHITES-EC Project
April 26, 2019

Doreen, a psychosocial counselor at the AIDS Support Organization (TASO) Health Center in Jinja, Eastern Uganda, recalls the day she visited a weak and emaciated patient named Moses. She found him, bedridden and suffering from chronic diarrhea and vomiting, swollen legs, and intermittent fevers...

Charlene Coore-Desai, URC Resident Advisor, USAID ASSIST Project, Jamaica
March 7, 2019

Charlene Coore-Desai, URC Resident Advisor, USAID ASSIST Project, Jamaica, spoke with URC ASSIST partner, WI-HER, LLC, to share insights about the impact of one strong woman in her life and why this day is so important.

H.E. Eng Huot, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Health, congratulates URC’s Dr. Neeraj Kak, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, at event highlighting project accomplishments
January 17, 2019

Through a series of projects, URC has been present in Cambodia for 16 years working to improve access to high-quality, affordable health care for Cambodians. Accomplishments of URC’s most-recent projects in country, the USAID Quality Health Services (QHS) Project and the Social Health Protection...

Health worker Stanley Ibula (standing) with Moses and his family. Photo credit: Louisa K. Nakitende, USAID RHITES-EC Project
January 14, 2019

Stanley Ibula is one of 131 sub-county health workers trained by USAID’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in East Central Uganda (USAID RHITES-EC) Project to support health care workers conduct tuberculosis (TB) sensitization, case identification, and linkage to treatment. As a...

January 11, 2019

The USAID-funded Transparency in Health Engagement Project, implemented by University Research Co., LLC (URC), is helping address these challenges. The project works with three government independent institutions and selected civil society organizations and media sources to encourage...

Locally made, the "Akpini Queen," will serve as a blueprint for future medical boats in Ghana.
December 28, 2018

Locally made, the pontoon boat, christened "Akpini Queen," is equipped with two washrooms, medical supplies, a radio transmitter and receiver, and life jackets. The first of its kind in Ghana, this vessel will serve as a blueprint for the manufacture of future medical boats in the country.

Keynote speaker Dr. M. Rashad Massoud, Director, USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project, Chief Medical and Quality Officer/ Senior Vice President at URC
December 5, 2018

Uganda’s use of quality improvement (QI) approaches to maximize health outcomes began in 1994 when the Ministry of Health (MOH) established a quality assurance program to support health service delivery and strengthen health services management at the central and regional referral hospital level...

Esther
November 30, 2018

Esther, age 32, had never imagined that someone who is HIV-positive could give birth to an HIV-negative child. She learned this during her first antenatal care visit at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital (JRRH) in Uganda when expecting her first child in 2012. Today, Esther has three children, all...

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